Timeless Tulips Flower Challenge

Hello everyone.  It is time once again, for another Stamp Off Challenge.  This time out challenge is “flowers”.  This has to be the easiest challenge ever because if Stampin’ Up!® has anything, it has flowers.  Lots and lot of flowers!

I decided to go with the Timeless Tulips Bundle for this challenge.  After playing with this I ended up making a card that didn’t use the Timeless Tulips stamp set.  I only use the Tulip Builder Punch.  This punch cuts out the main part of the tulip and some leaves.  I was punching out some and realized that the leaves could also be used a tulip petals making them look more 3D.

To make this card I first punched out the tulips in Daffodil Delight and Grapefruit Grove cardstock.  Then I layered the petals on top of the main tulip body using Dimensionals to add a little depth to them.  I cut the stems out using the Lily Pad Dies in Granny Apple Green cardstock.  I apologize ahead of time because I know Sale-a-bration is over and I just realized as I was writing this that I had used those dies.  As you know, I had to put all my stamping supplies away in mid February in order to stage our house for sale so all the cards I have been posting were made back then.  Things are still put away so I can’t fix it for you.   Sorry about that.

The sentiment I used is from the stamp set called Kindness & Compassion.  This stamp set is in the 2019/2020 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog.  The little Granny Apple Green heart is from the Dog Builder Punch.

Now let’s go see what Buffy and Jackie made with their many, many flower sets!  Those two are so inspiring to me!

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Colorful Seasons

This is a really quick and simple card to make.  I first stamped the background using the stamp set called Colorful Seasons.  I stamped the leaves in Basic Gray, Petal Pink and Highland Heather in a random order.  Then I cut out the frame using two of the Rectangle Stitched Dies.  I love the way these dies cut the inside and the outside of the rectangle.  I stamped the sentiment from Kindness & Compassion and put it inside the rectangle frame.  I thought it needed something more so I used the coordinating dies called Seasonal Layers and cut a  solid leaf and the detailed leaf out of Petal Pink cardstock and layered them together.

I have been so fortunate to have my grand daughter, Olivia stay with me once a week this fall while their parents work.  Olivia is now five months old.  I don’t know how that happened because it doesn’t seem like she has been around that long.    Being a grandmother is the best job I have ever had.  She is an absolute joy.  She is happy most of the time except when she wants to eat because when she is hungry, she wants her food immediately.  There is no stopping to burp her either.  She tells you in no uncertain terms that burping can be done after she has had the entire bottle.

My children all a thing with pumpkins.  They like to take baby pictures while sitting inside one.  Madelyn, Nolan and Emy all had pumpkin pictures.  I don’t know about this tradition.  I would think a pumpkin would be mighty cold and slimy but none of them seem to mind.  Here is Olivia’s pumpkin picture.

She certainly doesn’t seem to mind!

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Sympathy Card

A couple of weeks ago there was this awful, tragic accident in Upstate New York.  Seventeen people (plus the driver) were in a limo that ran a stop sign.  Everyone in the car was killed along with two pedestrians.  In that car were four sisters and their husbands.  Can you imagine losing all four of your children and spouses at once?  I can’t even think of anything worse right now.  I didn’t know any of them but my heart still ached.

As much as we dislike having to send sympathy cards, it is a fact of life.  I try to have some on hand. I know that sounds a little cold, but when someone dies, I don’t always feel like running to my stamp room to make a card.  I would rather just grab one and do what I need to do to help the people left behind.

I made this simple sympathy card using a new stamp set that is in the Stampin’ Up!® 2018/2019 Annual Catalog called Kindness & Compassion.  I stamped the sentiment in Versamark and then embossed it using White Embossing Powder. The dragonflies are from the  set called Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits.  I cut them out of Basic Black cardstock and layered everything on top of a piece of 6″ x6″ Designer Series Paper (Subtles) in Pool Party.

Keep that family in your thoughts and prayers.  They are going to need it.

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Animal Outing Challenge

Good morning everyone!  It is that time again for another BS & J Productions Stamp Off Challenge.  I have to admit this challenge has me a little stumped.  I was not (am not) quite sure what it is supposed to mean but I came up with something.  That is one of the great things about our challenges.  It doesn’t really matter what we do or if we are confused.  We just make something up and it always works!

So, what does a Polaroid Look look like?  I decided to  think of it as framed pictures so here is my card:

So this is the wall of my family pictures.  I do have three boys although I am not sure which one is which of these animals.  I know my youngest is a monkey but this works because it is what I have.

I used the stamp set called Animal Outing.  This set has matching dies (although I did not use them) and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  I colored each animal using my Stampin’ Blends (Smoky Slate, Pineapple Punch and Petal Pink).  The frames around the “photos” were made using the Layering Squares Framelits Dies. The Designer Series Paper I used is Nature’s Poem.  I thought it kind of looked like wallpaper.  The sentiment is from a new stamp set called Kindness & Compassion.  I masked off most of the saying with tape.

Speaking of Blends I am so excited that there will be six new colors in the Holiday Catalog!  How do I know that?  All Demonstrators got to see the new catalog online on July 30th!  That is one of the perks of being a Demo.  The Holiday Catalog is awesome.  You are going to love it!  If you would like to see it and order from it before everyone, you can join my Stampin’ Up! family and get these great perks!  Just click on the Join Now button to the right.

Well now, let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy made using the Polaroid Look.  I am sure they did a much better job than I did!

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